Katrina - Growing up through work
Katrina graduated from Windsor NOVA Transition at the end of 2015 and started work in the kitchen and dining room at a local nursing home. On a supported wage, Katrina works from 8am to 3.30pm on Thursday and Friday.
Already, her NOVA Job Coach has reduced her workplace support from 100% to 80%. Some of the improvements Katrina has made are remembering residents names, knowing which rooms need water jugs, and faster setting of tables. She knows to work smarter not harder by sticking to her routines.
Comments from staff suggest that she seems more mature, takes the work more seriously and communicates better both inside and outside of the workplace. To help her complete tasks by a certain time, including her own tea breaks, NOVA’s job coaches set a timer.